Summer Orientation Information - 2024


New students starting in the fall 2024 semester who have paid the non-refundable enrollment deposit to the Office of Admissions will receive orientation information in the mail or via email.   Please do not make travel plans and/or lodging reservations until your assigned orientation date has been confirmed via the orientation profile in MyPortal.

Summer 2024 Orientation Dates


The in-person orientation sessions are for students who are starting classes at the College of Charleston upcoming semester can be found below.  

Please note that there are a limited number of seats available that we will reserve on a first-come, first-served basis.  

It is highly recommended that incoming freshman students attend an orientation session in June or July to help you be better prepared for your first college semester. The last session in August is available to students who are not able to attend the June or July session due to scheduling conflicts. 

DayDatesNotes
Monday and TuesdayJune 17 and 18CLOSED - Honors student and SPECTRA student preferred;
also open to all freshman students
Thursday and FridayJune 20 and 21CLOSED - Honors student and SPECTRA student preferred;
also open to all freshman students
Monday and TuesdayJune 24 and 25CLOSED - Honors student and SPECTRA student preferred;
also open to all freshman students
Wednesday and ThursdayJune 26 and 27CLOSED - Honors student and SPECTRA student preferred;
also open to all freshman students
Monday and TuesdayJuly 8 and 9CLOSED - Honors student preferred;
also open to all freshman students
FridayJuly 12CLOSED - Open to all transfer students
Monday and TuesdayJuly 15 and 16Honors student preferred;
Open to all freshman students
Thursday and FridayJuly 18 and 19CLOSED - Open to all freshman students
FridayJuly 26Open to all transfer students
MondayAugust 12Open to all transfer students
Thursday and FridayAugust 15 and 16 (with required virtual advising
 and registration
session on July 25)
Open to all freshmen students only who live FARTHER than 700 miles away from
Charleston, SC
(students involved with sorority recruitment or
Cougar Excursion will not be able to participate in this session)

Freshman students attending the Orientation session on August 15 and 16 will have a required virtual advising and registration session on July 25.  If you are not able to attend this virtual session, a partial fall semester schedule will be created for you, and you can complete your course registration when you will attend an in-person advising and registration session on August 15. Please note:  course options will be limited.  It is advisable for you attend the virtual advising and registration day to have the best course selection.

As orientation sessions are full and not able to accept any more registrations, the page will be updated.